Yes, you heard it right, FirefoxOS Bus is coming to India!
Why FirefoxOS Bus?
A Firefox OS themed bus will tour across India in target cities. FirefoxOS Bus shows the spirit of Mozilla, the awesomeness of Firefox. Spreading the goodness of Firefox OS. Firefox OS aims to bring the next 2 billion people online, providing first smartphone experience at a affordable price. With this we plan to reach to our users, reach where our community is. Through this trip we'll share the story of Mozilla Firefox, maximize its reach & impact of Open Web.
Who Will Be On The Bus?
Anyone who loves Firefox OS and are excited to spread the word can be part of the journey! There will be several ways to be part of this epic journey:
Onboard: Mobilizer Crew on-board are some of the *awesomest* Mozillians who will be part of the entire trip. This team will be a small group but with tons of energy and expertise on Mozilla, engaging users, community across the way. Sign-up to be a Mobilizer Crew.
Regional Coordinators: Regional coordinators will help plan activities in their respective city. They host FirefoxOS Bus and mobilize local community to join the fun. Suggest and help do public events. No need to be part of bus travel. Sign-up to be a Regional Coordinator.
Hop-on & Hop-off: Interested community can hop-on the bus from their city to next destination!
Sounds exciting? There is more - There will be public shows, swag, surprise gifts, online campaign and a lot more fun packed altogether! And most importantly our celebrity rockstar, 'Firefox' will be part of this trip!
Where will be the Bus traveling to & How long is the trip?
This would be a ~10 day trip +/-2 days. Below is the tentative route & dates:
|CITY/ REGION||+/- 2 hours||DATE|
|Inaugural Event/ Crew Meetup||TBD|
|Vizag"]">Hyderabad -> Vizag||10 h - 591 km||TBD|
|Bhubaneshwar"]">Vizag -> Bhubaneshwar||7 h - 443 km||TBD|
|Kolkata"]">Bhubaneshwar -> Kolkata||6 h - 442 km||TBD|
|Lucknow(Varanasi)"]">Kolkata -> Lucknow(Varanasi)||14 h - 1000 km||TBD|
|(via Agra?) Delhi"]">Lucknow/Varanasi -> (via Agra?) Delhi||7 h - 473 km||TBD|
|Jaipur"]">Delhi -> Jaipur||4 h - 264 km||TBD|
|Indore"]">Jaipur -> Indore||10 h - 645 km||TBD|
|Nashik"]">Indore -> Nashik||7 h - 414 km||TBD|
|Mumbai"]">Nashik -> Mumbai||4 h - 166 km||TBD|
|Pune"]">Mumbai -> Pune||4 h - 148 km||TBD|
|Goa (?)"]">Pune -> Goa (?)||8 h - 457 km||TBD|
|Bangalore"]">Goa -> Bangalore||10 h - 558 km||TBD|
|Hyderabad"]">Bangalore -> Hyderabad||9 h - 569 km||TBD|
NOTE: Above Route, dates are tentative and rough. Stay tuned for final details.
Be part of the epic journey! Make awesome friends, create positive impact. Mark your calenders, all you need is lots of energy, rest all will be taken care of - awesome food, wi-fi, safety and anything and everything to survive for the trip :)
Have questions, ideas, feedback on route or just excited to talk to us? Please reach-out to:
Abid Aboobaker, Mission Commander at FirefoxOSBus AT mozillaindia DOT org